Laurin B. Weissinger is a Lecturer at The Fletcher School of Tufts University teaching GMAP’s Cyber World class. He is also affiliated with the Department of Computer Science, Tufts University. He is also the Cybersecurity Fellow of the Cyber Initiative at Yale Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and a Fellow with the Technology Foundry.
Laurin studies and teaches cybersecurity from a holistic socio-technological perspective and utilizes multidisciplinary methods to explore the technical, social, and political aspects of cybersecurity in practice, as well as global cyber governance. His research focuses on the problem of trust assurance in cyber security, (cyber) security threats more generally, cooperation in international and organizational cybersecurity, risk analysis, security policy, as well as cybercrime and anti-abuse. Additionally, Laurin has international cybersecurity policy experience and served until recently as a Vice-Chair for the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency Review for ICANN, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Laurin’s research and policy work are informed by his over sixteen years working in IT as a systems administrator and architect in the healthcare industry, as well as in technology consulting.
Laurin received his DPhil (PhD) from University of Oxford, where he conducted an in-depth study of trust assurance in cybersecurity. Additionally, Laurin holds an MSc from Oxford, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from University of Birmingham. Laurin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).